I had a tkr on 7.2.17 I now have a knee that is like cement and is really swollen. It still has a lot of heat in it as well. I have had 2 mua,s and my doctor wants to do another next week. My straighten is - 20 and my straighten is 50-60 I now have a wheelie walker to walk with as I just can't walk without hobbling. I also still have pain but I have no pain management so unsure just what to take. Should I get another opinion or just stick with this doctor. This has been going on 12 months now as I had 2 arthroscopic because of a manisicular tear. I have been to rehab for a total of 6 weeks and I was told that they can't help me anymore. So I went to 2 different physio men and they have said the same. The last one said I need the scar scraped and a mua at the same time. But the doctor today said that this was out the question as it would invite infection. I just don't know what to do anymore or who to believe. I am only 54 and still need to work. It's so depressing as it keeps me awake at night because I can't turn over in bed without doing a 3 point turn.
So sorry to hear you're plight. I am the same age and facing the same road. I hope your surgeon is not the one I am planning to use. My son is a physio and he said that is a very poor range to have and you would expect a far better outcome. Go see another surgeon, get into a pool and do your exercises, physio guided of course and see your G.P about the pain, he should be able to assess from your range of movement the level of pain relief you need. Let's know your outcome and hope things start to improve.
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